Seneca

4 BC - 65 AD

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on madness and talent

There has not been any great talent without an element of madness. -Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: De tranquillitate animi, XVII.10

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A giant will keep his size even though he will have stood in a well. -Colossus magnitudinem suam servabit etiam si steterit in puteo

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on evil

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The evil which assails us is not in the localities we inhabit but in ourselves.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Moral Essays, "De Tranquillitate Animi" (On Tranquility of Mind)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The road be precepts is tedious, by example short and efficacious.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: On Travel as a Cure for Discontent

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on judgment and mind

I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: On a Happy Life (L'Estrange's Abstract), chap. i.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on choice, necessity, and struggle

What must be shall be; and that which is a necessity to him that struggles, is little more than choice to him that struggles.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on death, fear, life, and men

Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 4

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anxiety, future, and mind

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on diligence and effort

There is nothing which persevering effort and unceasing and diligent care can not accomplish.

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on wishes

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To wish well is part of becoming well.

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